September 17, 2018   


Dear Parents,


In September, RCHS will elect the 2018-2019 school council.  The formation of this council is a result of education reforms passed by the Georgia Legislature.  The primary purpose of a School Council is to bring schools and communities closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.  As you can imagine this is quite a responsibility and will require a significant time commitment. 


RCHS is very excited about the opportunity to again work with our school council.  By law, at least two parents, two business partners, two teachers, and the principal make up the council.  Terms run for two years.  This past year the legislature mandated that terms be staggered.  That will mean that half of those elected this year will serve one (1) year and half will serve two (2) years.  After elections, each school council will determine the length of their individual member’s term by accepting volunteers or by drawing names.  Current council members are eligible to run again.  There is no limit on the number of terms qualified parents can serve.  Any parent or guardian of a student enrolled in RCHS, excluding those that are also an employee of the school, is eligible to serve on the School Council.



The purpose of this letter is to ask for your help in selecting at least two parents for our School Council.  We would like for you to nominate a parent who has a child in grades 9-12 to serve on the committee.  You can certainly nominate yourself.  By law, nominations must be submitted on the attached nomination form and turned into the Mrs. Dyer by September 21, 2018. Email your nomination form to or you may drop it by the front officeto Mrs. Dyer before Friday September 21 noon. Mandatory training will be held on September 25 at 5:30pm at Rockdale Career Academy in room 1177.


EACH NOMINEE MUST AGREE TO SERVE.   Please remember the time commitment and check with anyone you nominate before sending his or her name to the principal.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact Denise’ Dyer at 770-483-8754, ext. 28183.  I hope to hear from you with a nomination. 


Please view the Nomination Letter HERE.

If you would like to nominate a parent, please download the Nomination Form by clicking HERE.